Most of the Dan Kildare sides are included with other relevant material in
³The Earliest Black String Bands², three volumes on Document DOCD5622/3/4.
However they will all soon be appearing in much better sound on Bear
Family¹s forthcoming Black Europe¹ set (though this will be very expensive
Volume 2 of the Document series includes the 1916 Versatile Four recordings
which are key documents for ragtime/string band banjo playing, but Down Home
Rag was taken from a 78 so damaged that it is incomplete. It has only 2
minutes 31 seconds whereas the twelve-inch 78 runs for 3 minutes 41 seconds!
You can hear the complete version on Ragtime to Jazz 1 1912-1919¹ (Timeless
CBC1-035), which also includes good dubbings of other relevant material.
on 14/03/2011 14:31, David W. Littlefield at dwlit@...
> Hi all. I'm reading "Lost sounds" and am getting the urge to hear
> some of the recordings. Part of my interest is the records featuring
> banjos--eg. some Dan Kildaire recordings, the quality of the
> banjoists on which the author praises.
> I note that the paperback is dated 2005. Is there an updated
> discography, formal or informal, that might help me acquire some of the music.
Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
Tel/FAX: +44 20 8521 1098
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